Akeem's Boss Team Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Led by a Talented WR Corps, Akeem's Boss Team Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Akeem's Boss Team is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish sixth in Password is Taco League with a record of 8-6-0 (1,613 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Julio Jones (second round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Jordan Matthews (fourth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Akeem's Boss Team, as they are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.

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Schedule

Akeem's Boss Team should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Akeem's Boss Team also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    WR is the strongest position for Akeem's Boss Team, but RB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    Akeem's Boss Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Eddie Lacy, Julio Jones, and Houston).

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Akeem's Boss Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Akeem's Boss Team is looking for dependable help.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Akeem's Boss Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Duke Johnson Jr., Akeem's Boss Team pounced on him at pick No. 148.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Lacy is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 329 touches.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    Hopping for Julio

    Jones was the lone NFL player to log 30 catches of at least 20 yards last season, and only Odell Beckham, Jr. averaged more receiving yards per game in 2014.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    174 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Password is Taco League among WRs with 174 projected fantasy points.

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    Yardage Machine

    Melvin Gordon is projected to tally 1,114 yards on the ground, placing him at eighth in the NFL in that category.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 69
    Is Matt Ryan Religious?

    With 291 projected points, Akeem's Boss Team will be hoping Ryan is the answer to their prayers.

Best Available

Akeem's Boss Team has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 133
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.

  • Pick Number Minus ADP
    Pick Number

    Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.

  • Avg Points by Position vs League
        Team     League

    The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.

  • Schedule by Opponent Points
    Week

    Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.

How We Grade

Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."

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Akeem's Boss Team
1. (4) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (21) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (28) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (45) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
5. (52) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
6. (69) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (76) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
8. (93) Houston (Hou - DEF)
9. (100) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (117) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)
11. (124) Eddie Royal (Chi - WR)
12. (141) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
13. (148) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
14. (165) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
15. (172) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
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